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Biggest convention centre for Kuching soon

It looks like the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) will soon have a rival, or a bigger ‘brother’ with Sarawak ministers announcing that they are plans to build a new convention centre in Kuching.

According to a news article by Borneo Post, the new convention centre will be built next to BCCK and it will be much bigger than the later.

This means the proposed convention centre will be the biggest in Sarawak once, and if completed in the future.

It is not known if the new building will share BCCK’s name brand for now, or if it will be managed by BCCK.

It is also not known if the new convention centre will be merged with BCCK, or if it would be a new standalone building for now.

However, the article by Borneo Post quoted Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah as saying that the time is right for Sarawak to have a larger convention centre.

He was also quoted saying that more plans will be revealed once plans for the convention centre gets approved by the Sarawak government.

Convention centre in time for Hydrogen Convention

An article by DayakDaily on the other hand mentioned that the new convention centre should be up and running by 2024, in time for a ‘significant hydrogen convention’ which will be held in Kuching.

The same article also quoted Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg as saying that there are also plans to build new convention centres in Sibu and Miri in the near future.

Currently, BCCK which can only hold up to 1,000 people at a time, is the biggest dedicated convention centre in Kuching, and Sarawak.

It is popular for concerts and weddings, with Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) events taking up quite a lot of booking for the convention centre.

You can read about BCCK and check out formal attire for meetings in the links below.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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